Don’t let vanity stop you from posting video. Period.

This is what I tell my clients. Don’t let vanity stop you from posting video. Do something. Don’t wait for perfect. It doesn’t exist.

But.

But the lighting is bad. But my hair looks terrible. But I don’t know what to say. No buts.

Do you know how many videos I’ve posted that look super lame? Ones that I wanted to delete?

Case In Point

A couple weeks ago, after a coaching call with a client, I followed my own advice and created a video on Photobooth and posted to LinkedIn.

To date, it’s had 39 likes, 27 comments, and 1,372 views. That’s a whole lot more people than ever listen to any of my WordCamp talks. (Note: max time for LinkedIn video is 10 minutes.)

What about my target audience you ask?

Of those views, 76 were software developers (my audience), 72 founder (my audience), 61 CEOs (my audience), and 47 business owners (my audience). That’s 256 people who are my target audience watching a video (18%).

LinkedIn Video Stats
LinkedIn Video Stats

So? What are you waiting for?

If you have a smart phone, you can create video. Many mobile apps allow you to record and upload natively. That’s even better.

Start with the questions your customers always ask. Aim for 2 minutes or less. Record. Publish.

You’re welcome.

One year into the Guru Minute

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I started a project I thought would fail.

How it started:

Tweets. Of course.

And then she sent it to Ted Rubin who retweeted it.

A year and 45 videos later:

What I’ve learned a year into the Guru Minute video series.

1. If you don’t try, you’ll fail.

2. You don’t need the best equipment but a tripod helps.

3. The first take is best. Read more One year into the Guru Minute

What brought you to social media? What keeps you? My Story with Video

Let me tell you my story in the video below and, hopefully, encourage you, too.

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But the gist, if you just want to read is here:

Originally with my CD release in 2004, I sought to promote and sell (MySpace etc.).

In 2007, I started my original Twitter account after hearing about it on Leo Laporte. Read more What brought you to social media? What keeps you? My Story with Video

Hotspots and Hangouts – My reflections from jumping off the ice.

Hangout On Air
Here I am waiving to the online live hangout audience.

Have you ever thought to “live broadcast” a presentation while out on the road?

During last night’s #KidneyChat, a few of us were talking about Hangouts On Air and some of the challenges on the road. At Carol Stephen’s suggestion, I am writing this post.

By the way you can watch the actual presentation on my Facebook Page.

I thought a live broadcast would be fun to try when I was invited to be one of Darrel Cole’s panelists (blog post is here) for the ACEC Annual Conference in Monterey, CA.  I wanted my boss and my mom to see it. First part of the live HOA is here:

Read more Hotspots and Hangouts – My reflections from jumping off the ice.